Newsmaker: Dan Secrist
Family: Wife, Sara; daughter, Eve, 1
Occupation: Operations coordinator at Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin
Education: Secrist has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from California University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Peters Township High School.
Background: He has worked for the airport authority for three years. He started in the badging office at Pittsburgh International Airport, providing security clearance for workers and visitors seeking access to the airside terminal. He became operations coordinator at Allegheny County Airport a year ago.
Noteworthy: Secrist received an Employee Excellence Award from the Allegheny County Airport Authority for his work during February's snowstorms. He helped coordinate extensive cleanup efforts.
Quote: "I definitely got thrown into things pretty quick with the storms. But the airport authority is great to work for, and I have a great crew underneath me."